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We found 10 head and neck surgeons near Renton, WA.

Dr. Raymond Waye Juen Tse, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Raymond Tse sees patients in Seattle, WA, Richland, WA, and Bellevue, WA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tse include cleft lip and palate, congenital hand disorders, and ear reconstruction. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Tse (or staff) speaks French and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Seattle Children's, and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, General Reconstruction, Congenital Hand Disorders, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Samuel Serkin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Bryan Serkin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Serkin is affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Serkin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Scott Lungchi Lee, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 540
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Scott Lee works as an otolaryngologist. He is conversant in Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Valley Medical Center. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Lee honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Eduardo Mendez, MS, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S Columbian Way; Mailstop 112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Eduardo Mendez is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Seattle, WA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mendez graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mendez's professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union.

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Dr. Jeffrey John Houlton, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1660 S. Columbian Way; Va Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Houlton practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Houlton is affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Dr. Robert W Ballard, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Robert Ballard practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Seattle, WA and Federal Way, WA. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ballard's areas of expertise include otosclerosis, thyroid problems, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). He is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Tracheal Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Robert Greget, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4509 Talbot Road South; Suite 101
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Martin Greget's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Greget's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Valley Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Isaac Arnold Bohannon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1660 S Columbian Way; Mail Stop S-112 Oto
Seattle, WA
 

Dr. Isaac Bohannon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Bellevue, WA and Seattle, WA. Dr. Bohannon graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Bohannon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for Dr. Bohannon's residency. These areas are among Dr. Bohannon's clinical interests: throat cancer, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and sinus cancer. Dr. Bohannon is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bohannon is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Cysts, Tracheal ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric T Waterman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Eric Waterman is a Renton, WA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Charles H Caplan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4033 Talbot Road S; Suite 230
Renton, WA
 

Dr. Charles Caplan is an otolaryngologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Caplan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.